By law are you entitled for a raise every year

  1. Hello how's everybody doing. It's been a long time since I posted something here. I just have a question to everybody out there. I hope somebody can give me an answer or direction to this. I work @ a nursing facility in the sub acute station here in southern california. Today I ask my DON regarding my salary raise. I told her that I submitted my Annual Evaluation to you since february and I was wondering. Why haven't I gotten a raise yet. Her answer was that," It was an annual evaluation it doesn't mean that you are getting a raise". Although last year I did my annual eval from the prior "DON" and I receive a raise from her. So I hope somebody can relate or give me an answer to my question? Is this true that you are not required to receive a raise?
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  3. by   caliotter3
    Longevity does not guarantee a raise every year. Only union contracts guarantee raises commensurate with longevity and it has to be in the contract. Otherwise, people are happy just to have their job from year to year. If you want a raise, then schedule a conversation with your boss and request one. But don't be surprised if the answer is no.
  4. by   NC Girl BSN
    Some jobs can refuse to give raises. I work for a big hospital and instead of laying people off, they froze the annual raises. It sucks but at least people have a job.
  5. by   Atheos
    If there was a law mandating raises you can bet with every forced raise you'd lose the equivalent money in benefits...
  6. by   elkpark
    I've never worked anywhere, including for the federal government, where employees were "entitled" to an annual raise ...
  7. by   Corpsman90650
    I guess that brings the answer to a big "NO" and that is really sad.

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